In England and Wales, a death must be registered by the Registrar of Births and Deaths for the area in which the death occurred.
If you are unsure whether or not you have the authority to register the death, we will advise you.
The death must be registered within five days.
Take with you to the Registrar
- The medical certificate of death
- The deceased’s medical card
- The deceased’s birth certificate and marriage certificate
The Registrar requires the following details
- Full name of the deceased (if the deceased was a married woman, her maiden name, husband’s full name and husband’s last occupation will be needed).
- Home address
- Date and place of birth
- Date and place of death
- Last occupation
- Date of birth of surviving partner
- Whether the deceased received a state pension or any other state funds
The Registrar will give you
- A Green Certificate (this must be given to the Funeral Director in order for a funeral to take place).
- A White Certificate (this is for Social Security purposes).